- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
- Driver Chris Jackson captures moments of beauty on the road
Even drivers who couldn’t be pried out of their rigs make it clear that the job isn’t suited to everyone.
Now potential truckers can take a career assessment test for long haul drivers online, from JOBehaviors, at www.jobehaviors.com.
The test consists of 100 questions, compiled from research that determined 400-500 traits needed for the job. It helps pinpoint whether candidates favor safety over risk-taking, and whether their independent streak means they can’t easily find a way to work with others. Driving experience is not part of the test. “Behavior is 80 percent of the pie,” says Mark Tinney, president of JOBehaviors. “Only 20 percent is technical. Hire for behavior, train for skill.”